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Renewing a Commercial Activity Permit
If you have a current Commercial Activity Permit (CAP), you can apply to have it reissued to support your continuing activities in Queensland national parks and forests.
Applying for your CAP to be reissued
You can apply for a new permit if you submit an application and pay the relevant fee. If you are requesting a new permit to take effect as soon as your current CAP expires, apply at least 40 business days before your current CAP's expiry date.
Reduced application fee
If your permit details are substantially the same, you may be eligible for a reduced application fee.
The full application fee is payable if you request significant changes on the re-issued permit—such as access to extra locations or new capacity.
Learn more about forms and fees for CAPs.
Continuing to operate
You must apply for a CAP before the expiry date to continue operating in national parks and forests authorised under your current CAP.
Applying before the expiry date
If we receive your application before the expiry date, your existing permit will continue in effect until your:
- renewal request is decided
- existing permit has continued for 3 months after the expiry date (if this happens earlier than a decision)
- application is withdrawn.
Applying after the expiry date
If you submit your application after the expiry date, you will have to stop all commercial activities to avoid penalties or prosecution until there is an outcome on your new application.
However, you may still be able to pay a reduced application fee for up to 3 months after expiry if your commercial activity details remain the same.
Apply for a re-issued CAP.